The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded access to specific-types of durable medical equipment, which includes Medicare coverage for varying types of continuous glucose monitors.

The Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) final rule establishes methodologies for adjusting the Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule amounts, as well as procedures for making benefit category and payment determinations for new items and services that are DMEPOS, therapeutic shoes and inserts, surgical dressings, or splints, casts, and other devices used for reductions of fractures and dislocations under Medicare Part B.

All of this, said CMS, is an effort to prevent delays in the coverage of these items and services.

The final rule also classifies adjunctive continuous glucose monitors as durable medical equipment (DME) under Medicare Part B, and finalizes certain DME payment provisions that were included in two interim final rules.

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